[KimDaBa] Re: RFC - seperating back and frontend
shawn at willden.org
Mon Apr 5 15:12:03 BST 2004
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On Saturday 03 April 2004 01:02 am, Bo Thorsen wrote:
> > - A variety of frontends e.g. Web, <insert Favorite OS>
> Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's usually a pipe dream. I have yet to
> see a single separation case that actually did result in other frontends
> using the backend.
One off the top of my head: xine
There are at least four front ends that I know of. I could come up with other
examples; it does happen. However, it probably makes more sense to wait
until a programmer comes along who is seriously interested in implementing an
alternative front end. I have a vague interest in implementing a
Windows-based front end (for my wife) and a PHP-based front end (for my
extended family), but they're way down on my list of priorities.
The real win with separation, though, would be if you could build a server to
support multiple simultaneous clients. That, however, is a lot more work
than just separating front and back. Fun work, IMO, but lots of it.
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